Buying A Private Jet: Is New or Preowned Best For You?

Considering the purchase of a private jet? Evaluating whether to buy a factory-new jet direct from the manufacturer or a top-quality preowned plane from a reputable aircraft brokerage firm is a significant decision as you enter aircraft ownership. Each option has its advantages, and much depends on market conditions which fluctuate along with the global […]

Clay Lacy Aviation Becomes Authorized Dealer, Installer for Starlink

Satellite-Based Internet Solution Now Available for Leading Business Jet Models at Clay Lacy’s East and West Coast MROs. (Los Angeles—March 5, 2024) Clay Lacy Aviation has agreed to become an authorized dealer and installer for Starlink, complementing its suite of maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services at its repair stations in Los Angeles and Oxford, […]

Clay Lacy-Overair Partnership Shows Promise of eVTOL Flights

Aviation, sustainability and infrastructure industries take notice of Clay Lacy Aviation’s recent announcement of a partnership with eVTOL aircraft manufacturer Overair. “Ultra-quiet all-electric aircraft bring the promise of convenient and efficient transportation, easing traffic congestion and reducing travel times,” said Scott Cutshall, SVP Strategy and Sustainability at Clay Lacy. “This collaboration with the Overair team […]

Clay Lacy Aviation Line Service Technicians Complete Gulfstream Ground Handling Training Program

FBO Teams Train Ground Handling and Servicing for Improved Safety and Dispatch Reliability (Above: VNY Line Service Technicians) (Los Angeles—February 6, 2024) More than 60 Clay Lacy Aviation line service technicians have completed Gulfstream-authorized ground handling and service training for Gulfstream aircraft. The specialized training developed by Gulfstream Aerospace and FlightSafety International is designed to […]

Clay Lacy Aviation and Overair Partner to Introduce Advanced Air Mobility to Southern California

Partnership will concentrate on vertiport and aircraft operations development Electric charging infrastructure planned for John Wayne Airport and Van Nuys Airport These facilities aim to support ultra-quiet, convenient, and efficient transportation options   Published: Overair Santa Ana, CA, January 24, 2024 — Overair, an emerging global leader in advanced air mobility (AAM) and developer of […]

Joby and Clay Lacy Partner to Bring First Electric Air Taxi Charger to Southern California

Published: Joby Aviation Santa Cruz and Los Angeles, CA, January 8, 2024 — Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a company developing electric air taxis for commercial passenger service, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement with Clay Lacy Aviation to install Southern California’s first electric air taxi charger at John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Orange County, […]

NBAA Names Myrthe Simons to Distinguished ‘40 Under 40’ List

Published: NBAA, October 13, 2023 Myrthe Simons is passionate about excellent customer service. That passion led to an internship in business aviation with Clay Lacy Aviation, where she was welcomed to the industry by a team of seasoned professionals. She began her career working in the aircraft management division, providing research, analysis and support in […]

Maximizing Value with Expert In-House Maintenance

October 6, 2023 Our clients value their time as well as their money, and Clay Lacy’s in-house maintenance services save both. Leveraging our more than 55 years of experience, the factory-trained technicians at our FAA Part 145 Repair Stations are local, and ready to respond to last-minute needs. Owners enjoy more uptime, depart on schedule, […]

Clay Lacy Reaches Milestone in $20 Million, 11-Acre FBO, MRO and Operations Center Development at Waterbury-Oxford Airport

Connecticut facility answers market demand for aircraft hangar storage and provides more space for companies growing fleet and operations in the Northeastern United States. (Oxford, CT—October 3, 2023) The first phase of Clay Lacy Aviation’s expansion and development of its Waterbury-Oxford Airport (KOXC) facilities approaches its scheduled completion this winter. Clay Lacy announces the passing […]

First Phase of Clay Lacy’s Northeast Expansion Marks Sales Milestone

Published: Long Island Business Aviation Association, September 21, 2023 Every day brings the first phase of Clay Lacy Aviation’s expansion and development of its Waterbury-Oxford Airport (KOXC) facilities closer to completion. While the team makes progress with every shovel full of dirt moved or power panel installed, it recently passed one major milestone outside of […]

Your Dedicated Private Jet Crew

September 12, 2023 Aircraft owners who engage Clay Lacy Aviation for professional aircraft management services enjoy having a personalized experience with a dedicated private jet crew consisting of the industry’s best trained pilots, maintenance technicians and cabin attendants.  Supporting your dedicated team is a host of aviation professionals with skillsets, knowledge, and deep connections in […]

Clay Lacy Sponsors Greater Delaware Valley ‘Girls in Aviation Day’

Published: Aviation Influence Hundreds of young ladies and their parents/guardians are invited to attend the upcoming ‘Girls in Aviation Day’ (GIAD) Greater Delaware Valley event on Saturday, September 23 at Atlantic Aviation PNE. The event opens to registered attendees at 11:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. Lunch by veteran caterer, Franco’s of Marlton – […]

Budgeting For Your Business Jet? Here Is How To Plan.

The annual operating budget for your business jet requires careful consideration and forecasting. Here are some guidelines to help you accurately plan for the year ahead. 1. Establish Data-Based PROJECTIONS Jet fuel. This is one of the largest line items in any aircraft budget. Fuel prices fluctuate regularly with the market and it is important […]

Clay Lacy Answers Call to Help Maui Disaster Victims

Published: NBAA, August 18, 2023 After devastating wildfires on Maui, Clay Lacy Aviation’s team came together quickly to fly critically needed supplies to the island. An Embraer Legacy 600 flew 1,200 pounds of supplies from Van Nuys, California, to Maui – including blankets, food, diapers and baby formula for families who have lost everything. The […]

Plugging Into Electric Airplanes

Published: Energized by Edison, June 22, 2023 Article Written By: Mary Ann Milbourn, Energized by Edison Clay Lacy Aviation will break ground this summer on a new terminal and hangar facility at Orange County’s John Wayne Airport with an eye toward an electrified future. The state-of-art facility will be the first in the world to be […]


First company in the world to achieve all four sustainability accreditations: 4Air, NATA, EPA, California Green

Clay Lacy Aviation Adds to Charter Fleet, Grows Market Availability

Fleet growth is supported by opening of new Oxford, CT, FBO this winter and continued expansion of MRO capabilities in the Northeast. (Los Angeles—June 27, 2023) Clay Lacy Aviation, the world’s most experienced operator of private jets, has added nine aircraft to its Part 135 charter certificate. The new aircraft open more availability for charter […]

How to Compare Jet Management Companies

June 23, 2023 Even to a seasoned owner, the number of unknowns and complexities of operating a jet can drain your time and budget. A professional aircraft management company manages everything for you, so you can focus on your priorities and make the best use of your time, people and resources. Deciding on an aircraft […]

Segregated Accounts are Important for the Best Aircraft Management Experience

June 23, 2023 Aircraft management with Clay Lacy Aviation offers a unique benefit to business jet owners: segregated business checking accounts. Why do these matter? Brandon Scheff, Manager of Aircraft Financial Planning and Analysis, walks through this industry-leading offering.   Traditional Aircraft Management Proposals “When an aircraft owner comes to a management company for services, […]

Clay Lacy’s Connecticut FBO and MRO Development Moving Quickly

April 14, 2023 From the time Clay Lacy Aviation announced its expansion and development of its Waterbury-Oxford Airport (KOXC) facilities, aircraft owners have been anticipating the new FBO facilities and expanded, aircraft management, charter, and maintenance capabilities the project includes. In the eight months since groundbreaking on the $20 million, 11-acre first phase of development, […]

FAA Validates Clay Lacy Aviation’s SMS Program in Top 2% Nationally

(Los Angeles—March 28, 2023) Clay Lacy Aviation has been recognized as a leader within private aviation for its Safety Management System (SMS). Its organization-wide approach has been validated and recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to meet the new standards of the FAA SMS Voluntary Program. The validation places Clay Lacy in the top […]

Clay Lacy Aviation Commits Over $500,000 in Pilot and Mechanic Scholarships

Building rewarding aviation careers and supporting the local communities where we live and work (Los Angeles—February 28, 2023) Clay Lacy Aviation has strengthened its commitment to the future of aviation by funding scholarships in diverse areas within the industry and geographic regions. The 55-year-old private aviation company, specializing in aircraft management, charter, maintenance and FBO […]

Independent Auditing Firms IS-BAO and ARGUS Extend Clay Lacy Aviation’s Industry-Leading Safety Certifications

Clay Lacy is awarded the ARGUS Platinum rating for 13th consecutive year, IS-BAO Stage III certification for 5th (Los Angeles—November 1, 2022) Clay Lacy Aviation, the world’s most experienced operator of private jets, has been recognized again for its safety and operational processes. The aircraft management, charter, maintenance and FBO services provider has recently been awarded […]

Corporate Jet Investor Names Scott Cutshall Sustainability Power Player

  Published: Corporate Jet Investor, September 6, 2022 The power of one can be an irresistible force. One person, either leading a team or embedded within it, can have a disproportionally large effect on outcomes. It is these people we have set out to honour in our new CJI Sustainable Power Players 2022 list. Our […]

Mexico’s Aviation Authority Grants Clay Lacy AFAC Repair Station Authorization

Federal Civil Aviation Agency (AFAC) joins Europe’s EASA and Transport Canada in authorizing Repair Station maintenance services (Los Angeles—September 7, 2022) Clay Lacy Aviation’s FAA Part 145 Repair Stations in San Diego and Los Angeles, California, have received authorization by Mexico’s Civil Aviation Agency (Agencia Federal de Aviación Civil, AFAC) to provide maintenance services on […]

Scott Cutshall, Clay Lacy SVP, Featured on NBAA Sustainability Podcast

Published: NBAA, July 18, 2022 Listen to the full podcast on Business aviation has a long-term commitment to make the industry more sustainable. While many flight operations already have implemented programs to reduce their carbon emissions and other waste products, the process can seem daunting for those that haven’t yet started. Three members of […]

Clay Lacy Completes 10th Garmin G1000 NXi Upgrade on Embraer Phenom

Integrated flight deck upgrade installed by avionics experts at CLA’s Embraer Authorized Service Center (Los Angeles—July 21, 2022) Clay Lacy Aviation provides comprehensive maintenance, repair, and overhaul services, including full-suite avionics installations, system upgrades and modifications. The company recently completed its 10th installation of the Garmin G1000® NXi avionics suite at their FAA Part 145 […]

Six Large Cabin Jets Join Clay Lacy Charter Fleet to Meet Client Demand

The aircraft expand charter capabilities in Northeast U.S., Northern and Southern California (New York—June 7, 2022) Clay Lacy Aviation continues to expand its private jet charter fleet in three key markets to meet an unprecedented demand for private aviation services. Already possessing one of the country’s most exclusive and diverse charter fleets of large and […]

FBOs Prepare for the Inaugural Fleet of Electric Aircraft

Published: Aviation Week, Spring 2022 Article Written By: Bill Carey, Aviation Week, AAM on the Ground, FBOs Eye New Market. Hard on the heels of new advanced air mobility (AAM) projects, ground infrastructure developers are building or planning launch and landing sites for a new generation of electric aircraft. The fast-emerging AAM segment also presents […]

EPA Recognizes Clay Lacy Aviation Among Nation’s Leading Green Power Users

Certification recognizes impact of company’s green power use and leadership in utilizing renewable energy sources. (Los Angeles—April 21, 2022) Clay Lacy Aviation has been a leader in sustainability within business aviation by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and transitioning to renewable energy sources. In recognition of those efforts, the company has been certified as a member […]

Clay Lacy Becomes First Company Certified to 4AIR Facilities Neutral Sustainability Rating

Independent audit validates carbon neutral rating and proactive steps taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at its facilities. (Los Angeles—January 25, 2022) Clay Lacy Aviation is the first company to receive a 4AIR sustainability rating of Facilities Neutral, validating that the company’s private aviation facilities have been operating carbon neutral since 2019. Clay Lacy is […]

Washington Wine Adventures

January 6, 2022 By David Lincoln Ross, Ross Wine Tours Washington is the premier wine producer in the Pacific Northwest. The Evergreen State has almost 1,400 wineries spread across 19 designated American Viticultural Areas, AVAs. Reds, whites, rosés, and sparklers, Washington has them all. Three of its most prominent AVAs are centered around in the […]

Pinot Noir Power in Oregon

December 17, 2021 By David Lincoln Ross, Ross Wine Tours While Cabernet lovers thrill to visiting and tasting in Napa Valley, adventurous wine lovers should not forget the Pinot Noir riches on offer in Oregon. And there’s great skiing there too. Winter wine adventures await where it’s fun to combine downhill descents in deep powder […]

Clay Lacy Becomes First Company Certified to NATA Sustainability Standard for Aviation Businesses

New standard certifies actions taken to reduce carbon footprint at FBOs and other business aviation service providers. (Los Angeles—December 14, 2021) Clay Lacy Aviation is the first company certified to the National Air Transportation Association’s (NATA) Sustainability Standard for Aviation Businesses. NATA’s new sustainability initiative was created to encourage FBOs, airports, and other aviation businesses […]